Have you had a busy day? I certainly have. Let’s take a moment to see what the rest of the world has been up to:
- Loyalist Holdouts Fight Rebels in Tripoli (NYT) — In moments such as this, I wonder who the holdouts are: Gaddafi family members? People who expect a fate worse than death if they are captured and held to account by a new regime? True believers? And what would “true believers” who follow Gaddafi actually believe in?
- Qaddafi at Large as Forces Fight to Control Compound (NYT) — Question of the moment: Where is Moammar?
- Calls Rise to Send Lockerbie Bomber Back to Prison (WSJ) — Oh, you mean that guy who was supposed to be DEAD by now?
- Raise My Taxes? Not So Fast, Retired CEO Tells Warren Buffett (NPR) — A case of media making news. This is an NPR news story about a WSJ op-ed piece. I wonder how hard the Journal had to look to find a major CEO willing to just come out and say, “After all, I did earn it.” Chutzpah like that is rare these days. I mean, he had to know what Bud would say in response…
- Forecasters say SC could see effects of Irene (Associated Press) — Just a heads-up. The pertinent bits: “(T)he storm could come ashore near the Florida-Georgia border as a hurricane early Saturday morning. That would put South Carolina on the northeast side of the storm where the strongest winds are in a hurricane.”
- Kate Winslet helps saves Branson’s mum from fire (BBC) — I don’t usually go in for celebrity “news,” but this was unusual enough to be an exception.